Monthly Archives: March 2011

Islam and politics

There’s a question that seems to get thrown around a lot that I actually find very difficult to answer: why is there no Christian terrorism? Obviously this is an oversimplification – plenty of violent communities claim a Christian root for … Continue reading

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What is a muhaddith?

Since someone apparently found my blog by googling this: What is a muhaddith?  What is a muhadditha? Carrying on from my last post about the hadith, a muhaddith is a transmitter of stories about the Prophet (s’lm).  A muhadditha is … Continue reading

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The Qur’an and the Hadith

I’m very happy to announce that this blog has just passed its one month birthday, and has already had a little over four hundred hits.  Now, I recognize that, by the standards of the internets, that’s a drop in the … Continue reading

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America and the Qur’an

Since as far as I can tell from the information online, the national reaction to Rep King’s hearings on Islamic extremism hasn’t stopped them[1], I think it’s worth having another post about it. I’m slightly alarmed that although most of … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum on the Crusades

Since I’m slowly working my way through an incredibly long week, this post is going to be a little shorter and a little sillier than most. As a disclaimer, I happily concede that criticizing Rick Santorum’s logic is not dissimilar … Continue reading

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Senate Hearings and the Umma

Last Friday saw the first Senate hearing on radical Islam.  There are any number of things that could be said about this, much of which has already been said.  While I can appreciate why Senator King and the Department of … Continue reading

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Historical View of Women in Islam and Christianity

So at least according to wordpress, people are actually reading this.  Either that or wordpress is lying to me (and to quote Marge Simpson, “Why would a box lie to a person?”).  So, um . . . hi!  Please feel … Continue reading

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